Preeth Srivatsa

INTERIOR DESIGNER / PROJECT MANAGER

About me

Experienced Interior Designer / Project Manager with 12+ years in the design industry. Experience includes but not limited to - design consultation, construction management, landscaping expertise, personnel management, and project management - budgeting, scheduling, resource management, and quality supervision.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2012 - Present

Design Head / Project Manager

By- Preeth

I worked freelance on a number of independent projects for various clients. My responsibilities included assembling a team, managing and executing the project in addition to providing design consultation.

Aug 2006 - Jan 2015

Design Associate / Project Manager

Puran Kumar Architects 

I worked as Design Associate / Project Manager on retail, commercial, residential and landscaping projects in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Delhi. I headed my own team and my responsibilities included selling solutions to clients, overseeing design, construction management, and personnel management.

Sep 2003 - Mar 2004

Branch Manager

Exteror-interiors Pvt. Ltd.

I headed the Mumbai branch of Exteriors - Interiors. This was an educational unit offering the diploma course in Interior Design; my responsibilities included staffing and general management, accounts & payroll, logistics, and course schedules, conducting job fairs and marketing.

Jan 2002 - Aug 2003

Interior Designer

Architect Ratna Dharia

 I worked as an Interior Designer / Project Manager and had the opportunity to work on commercial as well as residential projects both in Mumbai and in Pune. I also had the opportunity to work exclusively on 20 landscaping projects and my extensive experience with landscaping had its beginnings during my stint here.

Jun 2001 - Jul 2001

Interior Designer

Freelance Work

Zeus Exports, Kochi an established company of exporters of Indian Tea required an interior designer to remodel their office space. While still a student at Exteriors & Interiors, Kochi, I got the opportunity to do this project. This was a turnkey project for 8 weeks, including designing and execution of the project.

May 1998 - May 1999

Student Counselor

Cyber Prism Software & Training (India) Pvt. Ltd.

I worked as Student Counselor and provided guidance on courses suited to students background, level of programming knowledge and helped them choose the right program for their goals.

Jan 1997 - Apr 1998

Student Counselor / Faculty

DataPro InfoWorld Ltd.

I worked as Student Counselor / Faculty and provided guidance on courses suited to students background, level of programming knowledge and helped them choose the right program for their goals. As part of my work here I also taught basic computer literacy classes.

Education

Education
Apr 2004 - Jun 2004

Certificate in 3D Max

CADD CENTRE

Certificate training program in 3D Studio Max - 3D Modeling and Animation.

Jun 1999 - Dec 2001

Diploma in Interior Design

Exterior - Interiors pvt ltd 

Intensive two year course in a premier institution. Graduated class 1st and runner up in national design competition held by Exterior - Interior Pvt Ltd for graduating class of 2000.

1992 - 1994

GNIIT

NIIT

Diploma programme with NIIT,  with advanced IT training

Jan 1990 - Jan 1994

Bachelors in Corporate Secretaryship

Anna Adarsh College for Women

Graduate programme with the University of Madras. Majored in Accounting, Law and Management.

Skills

Skills
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Project Management

Manage and successfully complete multiple projects simultaneously.

Manage proposals, contracts, support requests & quality supervision on all projects.

Perform end to end construction project management including project planning, cost - time and quality management, and safety management.

Perform project feasibility and planning, project accounting, budgeting, scheduling, and resource allocations.

Track and prioritize project activities; coordinate project activities between all team members - internal team, consultants, site supervisors, contractors, sub-contractors, and architects.

Identify risks and resolve issues; organize and lead meetings & status updates.

Oversee document management on projects to ensure completeness and accuracy.

Oversee office management

Client relationship building

Team relationship building - with internal team, consultants, site supervisors and tradesmen.

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Interior Design, Construction & Landscaping

Expert in Retail, Commercial and Residential design, Construction Management and Landscape Design.

Design expertise includes - Property assessment - evaluating properties, location analysis, property development; Space utilization & planning  with Drawings & Specifications; Furniture design / selection / detailing; Fixtures design / selection / detailing.

Construction Management expertise includes MEP Design solution - Complete Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing design solutions based on the existing site conditions.

Landscape expertise includes  design and development; complete with plants, features, lighting, sprinkler and drainage.

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Technical

Auto CAD - Expert 

MS Office - Expert  

3D Max- Intermediate  

Photoshop - Intermediate  

Sketch Up - Intermediate  

Revit - Junior

10
Communication

Establish trust with clients and foster growth of long term relationships.

Manage client concerns professionally and generate repeat business.

Build positive work environments and trust with internal and external teams.

Manage disputes and resolve claims and issues in  a timely manner. 

Build and maintain current network of wholesale and retail vendors to procure materials and equipment at cost effective terms, established contractors, and service consultants.

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Team building

Interviewing and hiring employees.

Personnel reviews and retraining.

Motivating and streamlining team efficiencies.

Portfolio